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10/30/17

Confessions From A Beauty Salon


"Spread your legs.", she said, and we both burst out laughing.
She, amused.
Me, red-faced. 
Though it's not my first time.

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Okay, we'll get to that later in the blog post. 

 I have been meaning to do this post for quite some time, just because I feel like not many people 
talk about salon services in detail. Most of the time, I never get a satisfying review 
or information on certain services/products that I'm curious about. 

So, I'm just gonna ramble about the things I've gotten done on myself, just to put it out there.
I say ramble, because this is a very hotchpotch blog post. Most of the photos are old. I had to search for them in my emails and computer, because I always had to clear out my phone's storage space (damn iphone!)

Anyway.....

One Word: Rica 

I can't get enough of their White Chocolate Wax!
Ever since I started choosing this over the regular wax, my hair has been growing at a much slower pace, become softer, and my underarm hair have definitely lessened. 

This is the Rica Aloe Vera one, which I prefer lately, 
coz my legs are very easily agitated these days.

***ALWAYS TELL THE BEAUTY THERAPIST NOT TO MAKE THE WAX TOO HOT BEFOREHAND.***
Doesn't matter how reputed the salon is or how experienced the person waxing your body/facial hair is. If the wax feels too hot, it is too hot and it will burn your skin....and like in one of my underarm waxing sesh, it will peel the skin off! (Which healed, thankfully!)

Price: Rs.1799 for full body. Depends on the salon.


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10/27/17

Tough Like Leather ~ Delicate Like Lace


{ 20.05.2017 }

As the plane wobbled like it's flirting with a free fall, and the fluffy cotton out the window turned to masses of ash,
Mom's voice echoed in my head: 
"But that's what they say. People often die close to their birthdays."
she'd tell me like it's an urban myth proven true after one too many obituaries.

This must be it. I'm gonna die today.
Haven't I always thought this is one way I'd go?
Okay, maybe that has a lot to do with LOST.

"Please remain seated, and keep your seat belts...."


I was staring at my palm.
"You won't live a very long life. 30-35, maybe. See?"
an amateur palmist had pointed to my life line that's about an inch point something too short - according to her book.

A few successively jerks, and the eerie sound of metal creaking underneath made me grab both armrests.

I feel cold! I need a blanket!
Coffee. No, tea! No, coffee!
I need a hand to hold!
This. This is why you shouldn't fly solo!
Why is everyone so quiet??!!
Okay. 
It's okay.
Lean back. Close eyes. 
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~ Little hands, cupping my face. ~
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~ An old over-read text message. ~
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~ Watching my Grandfather write letters  at 5 am. ~
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~  A stranger walking towards me. ~
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~  Meredith Grey shouting, "But what about HER?! " ~
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~ A relieved face over my coffin. ~
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Just when my emotions started queuing behind my eyes.....

..... the sunlight hit my face.


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10/18/17

Bye Bye Summer! {OOTD}


Fun Fact 1: 
This is my most favorite dressy outfit of Summer 2017. The coral top, especially. I'd buy every one shoulder flounce top if I could.


Fun Fact 2: 
I never wore it, because I was saving it for a special occasion. You know how you put together a brand new outfit for something? You think: I'll wear this top. But with what kind of bottoms?Umm, black skirt/shorts? No, it has to be a fun florally something, not black & flat. Hey! Definitely not that black crow-type skirt you're thinking about right now! Okay, one of 4 brands I'm so loyal to will have something.
(Btw, said occasion NEVER happened. I don't wanna talk about it! =\)


Horrifying Fact: 
The little heart bracelet I'm wearing here I almost threw out with a shopping bag, along with a pack of H&M rose gold hair clips. I'd completely forgotten about them! I also have no memory of me buying them : | ... I'm going to check exactly when I bought them, so I know what state of mind I was in at the time. But I assure you, I've never shopped when I'm drunk! ;p



10/17/17

When My Son Turned 3....


He sometimes likes to hold my foot when I'm feeding him. He'd be sitting on his highchair, and then he'd suddenly point to the floor asking me to do something, then I'd realize he's asking me to lift my right foot on to his chair so he can hold & pet it - like a cat.

He calls our helper Naseeba, "Maaseeya"

He calls Banana, "Bananana"

He calls Ants, "Mosquitoes"

He thinks the Eiffel Tower is a Giraffe.

He calls out, "Mommy! Mommy! Kissee, Kissee! Come, Huggiee!" , and stretches out his arms.
I'd rush to his side filled with affection for him & when I get there, he'd tell me to change his  Youtube video!

He says one of his white cars is a "1997 Truck". I have no idea if it's a fact or he made it up.


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That's Ziizayne, my baby, who turned 3 on 14th October. 
(I know, I'm 2 days late with this post!)



10/10/17

Lakmé x Masaba Lip Pout Matte Photos & Swatches


Hey, everyone! Just posting these swatches quickly.

About: Curated by the very talented designer - Masaba, each lip crayon has a quirky print exclusively designed by her, that spells 90’s nostalgia. This is a limited edition collection of matte lip colors from the Lip Pout range that you cannot resist! It’s time to have some fun and indulge in these 10 vibrant shades inspired by the candies of the 90’s.

There are 10 shades available, and I picked 3: